[Photo courtesy of The Children's Society]
My Place is a project working with young refugees aged 11-21, particularly those who have come to the UK without their families.
Volunteers are needed to help at a weekly youth club on a Monday evening where they cook, play sports, games, do crafts and socialise.
Coventry Boys and Girls Club
50 Whitefriars Street
Travel expenses are paid by the organisation.
How to get involved
If you are interested in this project, please email louise dot kinsella at childrenssociety dot org dot uk
This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers
The amount of time you give is usually flexible and can be agreed with your volunteering line manager. Preferably, 3 - 4 hours monthly or fortnightly, and a commitment of at least 6 months after the training is requested.
Volunteers must be 18 or over. A DBS check will be carried out. You will need to provide two references spanning back 5 years.
They will provide you with a full induction and any other training relevant to your role.
Due to the nature of the work with children, young people and families they do ask all of our volunteers to attend a safeguarding course.
Volunteers also have access to online training courses via their online learning zone.
Skills Required: Skills vary for each role but generally you need:
- the ability to listen and communicate effectively with children and young people
- the ability to follow instructions and to use initiative
- a satisfactory level of spoken and written English
- experience of working in a team
- to be open-minded, reliable and punctual
This is an external opportunity
Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.